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Roselle Municipal Court

Roselle Municipal Court

Address : 210 Chestnut Street, Roselle NJ 07203-1218Roselle Municipal Court from Google Street View (2012). The court is responsible for deciding all simple assault, DWI, harassment, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended, possession of cds in a motor vehicle, obstructing the admission of law and other traffic and disorderly persons offenses issued in the Borough of Roselle.
Telephone : (908) 245-5600; Fax (908) 245-3366
Court Session : Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.
Judge : Carl M. Marshall, J.M.C.
Court Administrator : Stella Fellner, CA
Prosecutor : Steven Merman
Official Website click here.
Directions to Court click here.

At approximately 2.7 square miles and a population of less than 22,000 people, you might be surprised that the police in the Borough of Roselle write enough criminal and traffic complaints/summonses to require at least one full day of Municipal Court each week. And this does not include the court time needed to handle indictable charges (i.e. first through fourth degree crimes) that are sent directly to Union County Superior Court for handling. In fact, despite its limited size and population, Roselle ranked fifth in the number of criminal complaints issued over the 12 month period ending June 2014, with only Elizabeth, Linden, Plainfield and Union Township ranking higher. As one of the largest and busiest defense firms in the entire state with an office in Union Township, the attorneys at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver routinely appear in Roselle Municipal Court. Every lawyer on staff knows the court well, along with what is involved in achieving positive results for our clients. Indeed, we have over 100 years of collective experience handling assault, drug and other offenses, and most of us have even served as prosecutors in the past. Call us for immediate assistance from an attorney at 908-272-1700.

Charged With DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Simple Assault, Marijuana Possession, Obstructing, Harassment or Another Offense in Roselle New Jersey

If you were charged with a traffic violation, for example, dwi, driving while suspended, possession of cds in a motor vehicle or driving without insurance, you should have a court date at the bottom of your ticket. That date is what is considered your arraignment date, the hearing where you enter your plea (i.e. guilty or not guilty). There typically isn’t any opportunity to try and resolve your charge at this hearing as the arresting police officer, witnesses, etc., aren’t even lined up to appear on this date. If you were issued a criminal offense for a disorderly persons offense like disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, harassment, obstructing the administration of law or simple assault, the process is largely that same. If, however, the arrest involves a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime, the process is different. Your case cannot be heard in the Roselle Municipal Court except for an arraignment as the only court with jurisdiction to preside over an indictable offense is the Union Court Superior Court. Your case will be transferred to this court and heard within a few weeks at Central Judicial Processing in Elizabeth.

Roselle Criminal Lawyer

Irrespective of whether your Roselle criminal charge is pending in municipal court or at the superior court, you should consult with a lawyer immediately. A knowledgeable defense attorney can educate you regarding what proofs must be presented against you and the penalties that apply if you are convicted. They will also advise you as to what can be done to avoid a conviction, fines, license suspension, jail time, etc. Our attorneys are savvy advocates to serve you in this capacity with over 100 years of combined experience serving Roselle and the rest of the Union County court system. To speak to one of the lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver immediately, contact our Union NJ Office at 908-272-1700.